AWS Cloud Architect

Employment Type:
Full Time, Permanent
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Job Role:
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United Kingdom
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Key Responsibilities

Study existing technology landscape and understand current application workloads
Understand and document technical requirements from clients
Define Migration strategy to move application to cloud
Develop architecture blueprints and detailed documentation. Create bill of materials, including required Cloud Services (such as EC2, S3 etc.) and tools;
Design the overall Virtual Private Cloud VPC environment including server instance, storage instances, subnets, availability zones, etc
Design the AWS network architecture including VPN connectivity between regions and subnets
Design the HA / DR strategies
Set up process, services and tools around cloud
Oversee build of the environment
Execute migration plan
Leverage appropriate AWS services
Validate the environment to meets all security and compliance control
Required Experience

Heavy experience in design and implementation experience with distributed applications
Heavy experience in networking; infrastructure or database architecture
In depth knowledge of key AWS services like EC2, S3 etc.
Proven experience assessing client’s workloads and technology landscape for Cloud suitability, develop business case and Cloud adoption roadmap
Proven knowledge of AWS platform and tools
Experience in defining new architectures and ability to drive project from architecture standpoint
Knowledge of best practices and market trends pertaining to Cloud and overall industry to provide thought leadership (seminars, whitepapers etc.,) and mentor team to build necessary competency
Ability to quickly establish credibility and trustworthiness with key stakeholders in client organization.
Experience provisioning and spinning up AWS Clusters
Experience to build scalable production systems (load balancers, memcached, master/slave architectures)
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
Certification on AWS architecture desirable
Desired Skills

Systems Thinking – the ability to see how parts interact with the whole (big picture thinking)
Ability to explain complex technical issues in a way that non-technical people may understand
Excellent communication skills – preparation and delivery of presentations and reports
Basic project planning experience
Ability to work independently and without supervision
Cross Vertical Expertise – subject matter expertise in financial, internet, retail, government/federal, telecom, etc. Any or all of the above will be a plus
Own defining and designing the appropriate cloud architecture for applications and platforms; meaning, need to be able to assess an app, determine appropriate cloud pattern, define the to-be app architecture, cloud provisioning spec and design the cloud platform architecture…ensuring right security, performance, availability, scalability and cloud services/features are designed and implemented

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